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Hello, I'm Fiona...

My qualifications and professional standards 

I am committed to learning and developing for my clients and for myself. I regularly undertake training and development to improve my skills. Here are some of my qualifications: 

  • CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Integrative Counselling

  • CPCAB Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills

  • CPCAB Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Studies

  • Training in Online and Telephone Counselling

  • Adult and child safeguarding

  • BA (Hons) Creative Writing

I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and follow their ethical guidelines at all times.

As an integrative Counsellor, I work with several different counselling approaches depending on what's right for you. Everyone is different and your counselling experience should reflect that.

Often, the most important part of therapy is the relationship you have with your counsellor. This can take time to build, but sometimes you'll just know they are the right person for you. I want you to feel you can talk openly and honestly with me and trust me with what you want to share - no matter how small or big you feel it is. If it's important to you, it's important to me. I will be there alongside you, helping you to explore your feelings, thoughts and actions in a safe, confidential and accepting space. I'm not here to "fix" you or to tell you what to do - you know yourself better than anyone else. I’m here to listen, to understand, to offer challenge and to share anything I think might be outside of your awareness.

Sometimes people can believe their problems aren’t big enough or serious enough for counselling, so struggle on and don’t seek help. Counselling can be life-changing to so many people, even counsellors themselves! At different points in my life, counselling has helped me to explore and process past experiences, understand myself better and work through what I want. I’ve discovered so many things through counselling that I never would on my own. I am passionate about the work I do – because I know myself how beneficial counselling can be.

In addition to counselling, I’ve worked in the NHS for over 12 years in patient and public engagement – supporting people to have a voice around how healthcare services are designed and delivered. I’m never not listening.

What I can help with 

I work with a variety of different issues, including but not limited to:

  • ​Common mental health issues like anxiety and depression

  • Self-harm and suicidal ideation

  • Low self-esteem and self-confidence

  • Women’s health and wellbeing including living child-free, fertility issues, pregnancy loss and abortion

  • Relationship difficulties

  • Bereavement and other forms of loss

  • Trauma and abuse

  • Eating disorders

  • Exploring difficult emotions such as anger and shame

  • Life events or transitions such as changing jobs or moving house

If I sound like the right fit for you, I’d love to hear from you.

About me